Army helicopter crashes in India, pilots missing

An Indian Army helicopter has crashed in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, the search for the pilots is on.

According to Indian media, an army helicopter has crashed at Bomdela in Arunachal Pradesh during a specific military mission. The helicopter lost contact with air traffic control at 9:15 am on Thursday.

The spokesman of the Ministry of Defense, Lt. Col. Mahendra Rawat, has said in an ongoing statement that the helicopter is reported to have crashed near Mandala in the west. Search operation has started.

Earlier, 7 people were killed in the incident in the northern province of Iraq. Iraqi media have claimed that the downed helicopter belongs to the Turkish army.

According to foreign media, a helicopter crashed near an oil field in the northern province of Duhuk in Iraq, killing at least 7 people.

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